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Eye of the Body


I see with a feeling eye
I feel with a seeing hand
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The eye of the body. The body as seer, or witch, or saint. Predicting, protecting, bewitching or enchanting. An intercessor between us and alternative worlds. The mysterious body mediates everything we 'see'. Instead of an optical notion of our eyes catching the world and bringing it into the mind, rather it is the body that is grasping and feeling the world and bringing it into our minds. The eye in every cell. Developing a haptic tactile imagery of the body. Instinctive intuitive and unbidden, what the body sees and what the body knows. I use the Boteh or tear drop shape for 'Her' body, an ancient early form -  the spiral, the germ of life, the infinite and the eternal.